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THfl HAWAIIAN BTAll, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1909.
DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY. , published every afternoon (except Sunday) by the Hawaiian Stab Newspaper Association. THE STAR ACCEPTS NO LIQUOR ADVERTISEMENTS. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Cocal, per annum $ 8.oc Foreign, per annum j&.oo Payable in Advance. Entered at Post Office at Honolulu, Hawaii, as second Mass mall matter. Subscribers who do not get their papers regularly will confer a favor by notifying the Star Office? Telephone 365. The Supreme Court of the Territory of Hawaii has declared both-THE HAWAIIAN STAR (Dally) and THE SEMI-WEEKLY STAR newspaper f general circulation throughout the Territory of Hawaii, ('suitable for ad Verftlslng proceedings, orders, Judgments andt decree entered or rendered In the Courts of the Territory of Hawaii." Letters to THE HAWAIIAN STAR should not be addressed to any In dividual connectsd with the ojee, but simply to THE HAWAIIAN STAR, or to the Editorial op Business Departments, according to tenor or purpose. GEORGE F. HENSHALL EDITOR. THURSDAY DECEMBER 30, 1909. THE FAR EASTERN CRISIS. half millions will leave thousands of children still without school accom modation, because' most of jt will go into a few 'palatial edifices at con spicuous points which will not come near accommodating all the chil dren of the metropolis at present excluded from school for Want of room. Such a regard for architectural effects at the. expense of use fulness in school construction schould be avoided hercKvhen the people resume school building. The danger line has indeed been approached in some of Honolulu's modern schoolhouscs, and even passed in cases where size gave way to style or delay was caused in building through extravagance in architectural designs. Commercial News BY Li. D. TIMMONS. -'Considering the fact that tho stock merchants not Infrequently) suppjort JustOneMpre Fruit Steamer out before tho year is ovor the Hllo nlan, Dec. 28. Don't Miss It. Island Fruit Co. 72 King Street. Phone 15 Exchange Is having a vacation there has been no small activity In several stocks since yesterday. 1 There Is con siderable demand on tho streets at strong' figures, and there seems to bo an unusual lack of response on the part of sellers. Actual sales have been small, al though between 200 and 300 shares ot Ewa have chtnged hands at $32.50. A few shares Hawaiian Commercial sold at ?37 and a few of Hawaiian Sugar appeals unwisely. A resolution was Introduced deploring tho use' of sub scription lists or petitions for Indis criminate giving. This was referred to tho trade and finance committee. The trading stamps matter came up again, and It was pointed out that tho desired object could probably bo reached easier through Federal chan nels, and It was decided "to take the matter up with United 'States District Attorney Breckons. It was decided Two days ajro China protested against what she called violation by the Japanese of the Manchuria telegraph convention. Three weeks ago Uima protested against Russia s claims of right to administer railway zones 111 Alnnc uirt.i. in t ic meantime secrctarv lsmox is moved 10 ui lc" ul 1 frequent denials that the United States is protesting against violation ?52. Pioneer is being offered at ?198. :also to Invite the co-operation of the of the Open Door, while leading American papers refuse to accept 1'ivo shares Waialua sold on the ' Japanese Merchants' Association in his decision that there is no violation. From St. Petersburg come Rus- streets this morning at ?12'1, which Is j the same matter, as tho Japaneso are iian press complaints of violations of the- Portsmouth treaty, and, sajs.auout tne oasis tor wis siock w-Catering in all its branches ""TJHE CAFE" Takes orders for receptions, weddings, etc., and guarantees the best of service. Alexander Young CAFE one paper: "ucneral unterucrgcr, governor 01 Kttssias coastal terri tory, reports that Japan is arming at full sjjeed, and that Japanese com mercial firms in Russian territory arc liquidating their affairs. In con sequence of Japan's attitude, there have been conferences in St. Peters burg of the members of the Imperial Defense Commission." In the meantime, if there arc any known protests between the Tokio and Washington governments, they come from Tokio. It is 'admitted that .Tokin is dissatisfied with nresent immitrration regulations and as the time for a new treaty with America, or a renewal of the old one, is, has occurred to indicate any cnanges near, she is seeking to modify them. ' , j since last Friday as to them. All of which indicates that when it conies to diplomacy and inter- The Stock Exchange will resume its national policies, the wise men of Tokio lack neither brains nor, nerve, sessions next Monday morning. JUc- Bryde is In demand around $5, with little on the market at that figure. Olaa is inactive, but will probably spring into promlnenco again In a lew days on account of the consolidation or the bond Issue a few days ago. Inquiries are frequently eSBiing up in regard to other stocks, but nothing largely concerned in the trading stamp question. Tho matter of discounts on private accounts was taken up. It appears that of late there has been considerable abuse of the system. After discussion It was decided to discourage discounts except in transactions between busi ness Institutions. Tho matter of the annual dinner was brought up and tabled for future consideration. I Tho attentibn of the association was I drawn to the number of rats which EWA'S WATERMELON. came ashore from the American Maru Ewa plantation will make a great, and whlch are probably landed by oth- . . ......... Lh ifnnnnln iliA r-. nW t vn I- Trt (liof The Board of Liquor Commissioners is not exercising all the, u,s year-enu -Present to its stocunoia-1 " ' " II , ,T , "7 ,.. t .i, ,i,;,ic .,,,; c rr..-c Ci-m ers. xne nwaru win bo in tne nature .s' " "c .v.u, it has 110 power to prevent the sale of "imitation whiskey." The board ,f no Per cent resular and two per it " becomes necess ary to rcfunHgato has absolute discretion in the matter of e'rantinsr and renewing licenses. : ceilt ext dividends-three per cent CAN REGULATE LIQUOR. More Light and Less Current Our new Gem lamps will give you 20 per cent, more light and ten per cent, reduction in current over the ordinary 16-cp lamp. Price $3.00 a Dozen We advise the use of these Gem 50-watt lamps in place of the regular 16-cp lamps. The Hawaiian Electric Go., All the board needs to do is to announce that licensees who sell stuff of, this sort will be looked upon unfavorably when the time comes to renew their licenses and the sale will stop. It is for purposes of this sort that the board was given discretionary powers not- subject to appeal. It makes the board responsible for how the saloons are con-'ductcd. NOT THOUGHT UNPATRIOTIC. In all. The total sum to be distri buted Is $150,000. MOUNTAIN KINO. The 'expected" is happening in res pect to Mountain King mining stock. 1 The promoters of the -proposition are referred to for Interesting particulars. 1 . " MORE FILIPINOS, The immigration officials are all ready to receive the 91 Filipino labor ers, due to nrrlve in the Nippon Maru The sub ject will be taken up with the Federal quarantine authorities. It was decided to take up the mat ter Of tho widening of Hotel street With the comity supervisors' at their next meeting. usiness Increasi St'even shipment, and tho laborers are said to have been carefully selected' by tho Hawaiian agent. ,Jt Our neighbor, the San -Francisco Evening Post, devotes consid erable editorial space to a discussion of Honolulu's efforts to have the coastwise shipping regulations suspended. It sIiqws a very clear under standing of the situation. It says that the law is patriotic in its pur pose and met with the general approval of Americans in 'Hawaii, and j this evening. This lot is another then adds: And the protest of Honolulu business men is not against the law itself so' much as against its present enforcement. Temporary suspension is desired in order to meet present needs. Those who wished to travel between Hawaiian and other American ports have recently suffered from the coast wise regulation because they have been unable to secure prompt ' accommodations on American vessels. This is due, largely, to increased passenger traffic. It has' discouraged travel, Con fronted with the alternative of indefinite delay or a $200 fine, many tourists have abandoned their plans for Pacific ocean ex cursions and have gone elsewhere. This, naturally, has affect ed business in Hawaii. Business men thcre-'argue that it is bet ter to let Japanese steamship companies share the profits de rived from tourist travel than not to have any prohts at all. Of course it never occurred to the Post that it was un-American. Qlppn (lnfHrnfC In an Fnfprnrlcp I'pnl '!rif for an American community to ask that the Government cease to keen , UUl. Lflief Dl SB lEM ,01 ?i ..--j. -C 1. rn !a MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION. At a meet I113 of the board or uirec tors of the Merchants' Association held yesterday afternoon a number ot important matters were gone Into. I Tho first' discussion wa on the mat jter of giving Indiscriminately to leal I or alleged charities, it being brought out .that, owing to lack system, the COMMERCIAL CLUB. At. tho "jieeting of the governors of the Commercial Club held yesterday afternoon five new members were elect ed and five names were posted to be ballotted upon later. ' The subject of amending the by-laws (Continued on Page Four.) Our stove wood and coal business i rapidly increasing through our policy of generous casure, fine quality and low prices. Give us your next order on trial. ' Honolulu Construcnon & Biasing Go., Ltd. J5 OFFICE FORT STREET BELOW MERCHANT. 9 Sugar 3.99c B'. us 12s 4 l2di Henry Waterhcuse Trust Co, : Members Honolulu Stock and Uuuit Exchange. FOET AND MERCHANT STS. s TELEPHONE 738 BEFORE THE NEW YEAR 6 $ its own citizens out of the Territory. tor out door sleeping it Is just what has so long been desired. The Cot The, New' York Sun, interviewing our Governor while he was in 'hen readf for,use raised well above the national metropolis, had the following: "He doesn't exactly know he roundi and ma be entlr,elr cl0S,e,d Imw Inner ho. will flftaitififl in Wnsliinrton. lint ns nvorvtliimr is miiftt.,n when tho WMrt so wishes. lo and prosperous at home he is not in any special hurry." This was luvnlIds- convalescents, campers, lish- before the Governor Jieard from Kuhio's island trip. ' THE LACK OF SCHOOLHOUSES. ers, hunters, miners, prospectors, and all who spend days and nights out or doors it will be found of the greatest utility and comfort. Diary Complete stock of Excelsior Diaries, both office and pocket. Leather and cloth covers. Hawaiian News Company, Ltd., Alexander Young Building. An appropriation of three and a half million dollars for new school buildings in New York City is not more, in proportion to population, than would be an appropriation of forty thousand dollars for the .uie purpose in the city of Honolulu proper. This amount is two thousand dollars less than the cost of the Royal School house alone five years ago. Unfortunately the Legislature of 1909 made no provision whatever for the erection of school buildings, notwithstanding the fact of rapidly in creasing revenues. The increase for the first six months of the bien nial period will be about $400,000, yet hundreds if not thousands of children are kept out of school for lack of accommodation. In fact the only spasm of liberality to education the Legislature exhibited was in a fairly generous provision for the College of Hawaii. Probably this was induced largely by the necessity of meeting the Tcderal govern ment's subsidy to that institution, which would not be available unless the Territory did its part. A territorial college without a good common school system as its substructure would, however, make a tSpheavy euu cational fabric. The common schools are the' feeders of the higher in stitutions. It is not the people of Honolulu or of the Territory who are lo blame for the blundering omission of the Legislature to make any pro vision .for .additional school accommodation. Practically every election platform upon which legislators have been elected, for years past, has 1 emphasized the popular desire to maintain the educational system of Hawaii as it should be maintained. Yet the Legislaluie last elected, under such a mandate not only refused to provide foi new schoolhouscs but rejected an alternative plan of enabling the counties, with the ap-1 proval and direction of the Governor, to make such provision by means ( either of a loan or of a special tax that would scarcely be elt while leav ing no trail of additional public debt behind it. The pity of it is that for eighteen months to come the people will be helpless to remedy the situation while the necessity for action will every day be gi owing more acute. There is just the bare possibility that the increasing revenues will enable the counties, in some little measure, to afford relief. Reverting to the example of New York City which has been held up for imitation, it may be mentioned that it is not also without a warn ing. . The large appropriation for buildings there has been the subject of advefse criticism, from the fact that its terms involve a sacrifice of room to display. It is said that the expenditure of the three and a Honolulu Wire- Bed .Co., . Kapiolani Bloclf Cor. Alakea and King Sts. 1 (J. S. Bailey Sole Agents) T T rp 1 ; 1 1 Colds Follow The Rain. Better that ounce of prevention and be free from . t - - uriope. HOBRON'S ANTI GRIPPE- TABLETS DO' THE V v ' ' ' r Benson, Smith.. & Co., Ltd. HOTEL und FORT STS. Ml.. i i THE PALM OAFE HAS THE REPUTATION THAT THE OWNER OF EVERY RESTAU RANT IS STRIVING TO GET. THAT OF HAVING THE BEST 6 EVERYTHING PRO PERLY SERVED AND PROPERLY PRE PARED. HOTEL . STREET NEAR UNION In The New Year By Using An Ansco Camera Ansco Films and Oyko Paper And See The Results F1LH5 at COAST PRICES GURREY' FORT NEAR HOTEL mm , , , , . ( ('' ' . 1 . .1 - " : ,.- ''' "1 Ck. it